San
Lv 5

Which word is correct?

It is said that traitors (to / of) the village were shunned by the villagers for many years.

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  • 2 months ago
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    The typical expression is "He is a traitor to his country" meaning he betrayed his country. Are you trying to say that "they' betrayed their village? If they betrayed something else, then "It is said that traitors in the village were shunned...."

  • martin
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Here "of" is preferable.

  • 2 months ago

    Find a different way to say it. it's passive and clumsy either way ("to" would imply betrayal of the village; "of" would imply betrayers living in the village) and not clear.

    So "The villagers shunned alleged traitors for many years."

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